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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 22, 2013
Read transcripts from the California parks budget probe, part 3

This is the third and final batch of interview transcripts from the state attorney general's investigation of the budget scandal at the California Department of Parks and Recreation. For context, read Bee reporter Matt Weiser's Monday story, which looks at whether state employees who hid the money broke any laws.

130107 natural_resources_logo.jpgYou'll find the first batch of transcripts here and the second batch here.

Along with this final set, the transcripts comprise the bulk of more than 2,000 pages of investigation documents provided by the Natural Resources Agency, which oversees the parks department.

Perez, Tony Interview 92612 Redacted.pdf
Robertson, Aaron Interview 82212.pdf
Romero, Paul Interview 92412 Redacted.pdf
Saxby, Dave Interview 82712.pdf
Slaughterback, Olaya Interview 9412.pdf
Stearns, Roy Interview 92512.pdf
Sturm, Kirk Interview 92812 Redacted.pdf
Sturm, Kirk Interview 10312.pdf
Summers, Jason Interview 92512.pdf
Taylor, Cheryl Interview 83012.pdf
Veliquette, Mary Interview 92412.pdf
Verardo, Denzel Interview 92412.pdf
Wright, Mary Interview 10312.pdf

This link opens a page dedicated to The Bee's state parks coverage.


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